Mass Production Fourth Generation Knightmare Frame
The Panzer-Hummel (パンツァーフンメル, Pantsuāfunmeru) is a mass-production model Knightmare Frame used by the member nations of the European Union, first introduced in the second season. "Panzer-Hummel" is German and means "armor[ed] bumblebee" or "tank bumblebee", depending on the translation of the word "Panzer", which may mean either.
Design and SpecificationsEdit
The Panzer-Hummel possesses two auto-cannons mounted on its arms in the place of hands, two machine cannons attached to its hips, six missile launchers divided into two cells, and two Slash Harkens mounted on the hips. They are more mobile than Sutherlands, and are most likely incapable of hand-to-hand combat, due to their lack of proper limbs.
While most Knightmare Frames from Britannia are mostly balanced between close-range and long-range combat, the European Union designed a Knightmare Frame focused solely for long range battle. Even so, they have exceptional defensive capacities, having held the El Alamein line during the war between the E.U. and Britannia.
This unit made its first appearance in the third episode of the second season, where a large division of Panzer-Hummels almost decimated Britannian Forces (consisting mainly of Sutherlands and Gloucesters) to prevent an amphibious landing in continental Europe, until Suzaku and his Lancelot appeared and destroyed them all. When the U.F.N. was formed in United Federation of Nations Resolution Number One (episode) several E.U. nations joined the organization, adding their Panzer-Hummels to The Black Knights' forces against Britannia. One is also seen among Li Xingke's forces during the initial assault on the Tokyo Settlement.
Appearances in Other MediaEdit
The Panzer-Hummel is a mass-production model Knightmare Frame used by the different member nations of the European Union. It was designed solely for long range combat. The Panzer-Hummel is the flagship Knightmare Frame of the E.U. military.
- 2x Arm-mounted Auto-Cannons
- 2x Hip-mounted Machine Cannons
- 2x Chest-mounted 3-tube Missile Pods (hidden inside)
- 2x Hip-mounted Slash Harkens (スラッシュハーケン, Surasshuhāken) (Located on the exterior side next to the Machine Cannons)